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Collecting is a passion

I have always surrounded myself by artists, mostly young. I help them gain recognition for their work outside their studios. I show their work in my home and organize exhibitions for them in galleries and museums. For me, a collector, this adventure captures me in the deepest way. My pleasure is to please the artists and I try to create spaces for their work that are opportunities for them to be seen outside the confining climate currently open to artists. Besides the pleasure that working with artists and their work brings, the collector also enjoys the process of choosing. With a work of art before him there are many choices, many possibilities. At first there is the power of the blind unknown. That which has never been experienced before. After that we consider the limitless paths the artist may take to create a work of art. We give thought to the past that informs the present and gives us a place from which to think forward. The past prepares us for the shock of the new moment. With each new work we can feel a new force emerging in line with nature. That is, if we feel that the artist’s body is in his work, that he lives it, then we can feel our own adventure inside ourselves. More precisely, in front of ourself, so as to touch the nearly-nothing. Paradoxically, one must possess a certain madness and at the same time be fully conscious in order to plunge into the great adventure that is Art.